Rolls-Royce has just dropped the promo video for the 2016 Dawn. As you’d expect from Rolls-Royce, the video is exceptionally elegant and shows the brand new drophead in all of its glory trundling through some scenic mountain roads.
While the Rolls-Royce Dawn shares its underpinnings with the Wraith, 80 per cent of its body panels are unique. At the front for example, the fascia has been revised with the grille recessed a further 45 mm while the lower front bumper now stretches out 53 mm more than the Wraith. In typical Rolls-Royce fashion, the grille tapers up to the bonnet where prominent body lines stretch through to the A-pillars.
From the side, the Rolls-Royce Dawn is adorned with new 21-inch and 20-inch wheels while the rear-end features a design similar to other Rolls-Royce drophead models, particularly the Phantom Drophead Coupe with its wooden decklid. The panelling of the Dawn is open-pore Canadel which traces the horse-shoe shape of the rear cabin. The wood on the deck is customisable by the customer.
Powering the Dawn is a twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 engine delivering 563 hp at 5250 rpm and 575 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm.